Wilfrid Laurier's Green Team

If you are looking boost your sustainability practices, get inspired by the No Impact Man Film and Project. No Impact Man is a project that started with an experiment by activist Colin Beavan and his wife and daughter. For an entire year, the Beavans attempted to completely change their lifestyle and leave no impact on the planet, while living in New York City. This means eating vegetarian, buying only local food, and turning off the refrigerator. It also means no elevators, no television, no cars, busses, or airplanes, no toxic cleaning products, no electricity, no material consumption, and no garbage. The film serves as great inspiration for how you can take small steps in order made a big difference. The project also encompasses a book and a blog and aims to promote behavioral change, enable the public to experience their own No Impact Experiment and engage people who are not already tree-hugging, bicycle-riding, canvas-bag-toting, Eco-warriors.


Comments on: "Worldwide Wednesday: No Impact Man" (6)

  1. Emilyy said:

    it looks like a super cool movie — i guess they just overlooked the fact that filming everything consumed energy, though?

    • ecohawks said:

      Good point, but the camera and production crew were not part of the experiment. Since the family was not filming themselves, did not see the footage or were exposed to the editing process at all, they did not actually consume the energy. Colin Beavan and his family were doing the experiment regardless of documentation, but when the opportunity arose they felt that it would have a greater impact for audiences if it was filmed.

      • Emilyy said:

        thanks for responding, it definitely makes a difference that Colin and his family did not instigate the creation of this documentary.

    I am hoping the external education executives decide to screen it next semester!!

  3. Totally agree with Dee, our school should promote this to students and staff.

  4. Nicole said:

    Looks very interesting, I will definitely be checking that out!

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